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North Carolina law: Consent can't be withdrawn after sex begins

Under North Carolina law, where a woman initially consents to sex, is penetrated but later withdraws that consent, there is no rape. A North Carolina legislator has introduced a bill to change that, making no really mean no.

US Olympic doctor charged over sex abuse of athletes

Chicago - A former doctor to gymnasts from successive US Olympic teams is to stand trial on charges that he sexually assaulted female athletes, some younger than 13, over almost two decades.

'Pizzagate' shooter sentenced to four years in prison

Washington - The man who fired shots in Washington’s Comet Ping Pong restaurant while investigating fake news that the establishment was a front for a child trafficking ring connected to prominent Democrats was sentenced to four years in prison.

Disgraced S. Korean leader's friend Choi jailed for three years

Seoul - The woman at the centre of South Korea's corruption scandal, Choi Soon-Sil, was handed a three-year jail term for bribery Friday in the first of a string of criminal cases against a figure dubbed the "female Rasputin".

The 'Mastermind' behind migrant death truck

Taf - The handcuffed Afghan flashed a boyish smile at the cameras as he entered the packed Hungarian courtroom on Wednesday to stand trial over the deaths of 71 migrants found dead in the back of a truck nearly two years ago.

Migrant death truck trial opens in Hungary

Taf - Eleven men went on trial on Wednesday over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria nearly two years ago, in one of the most disturbing cases marking Europe's migration crisis.

German hip hop 'sista' convicted of beating sex workers

Berlin - German hip hop star and former sex worker Schwesta Ewa was sentenced Tuesday to a suspended two and a half year prison term for assaulting prostitutes and for tax fraud, a court said.

Paris attacker, on terror watchlist, had gun licence

Paris - Questions arose Tuesday over how a known radical Islamist who rammed a car into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees was able to hold a gun licence.

UK police question 'troubled' anti-Muslim van attacker

London - Police on Tuesday questioned a man suspected of deliberately mowing down Muslims in London, as the interior minister said Britain was "bruised but not broken" by a string of terror attacks.

U.K.'s fraud hot-spots revealed

Fraud is, unfortunately, rife in most areas with scams and confidence tricksters attempting to prize people of their money. In the U.K. there are some regional patterns. For instance, Norfolk suffers with dating scams, Surrey with investment fraud.

China says bomber died in kindergarten blast

Fengxian - A bomb blast that killed eight people and injured dozens outside a kindergarten in eastern China was the work of a 22-year-old introvert who was among the dead, authorities said Friday.

Flint water scandal prompts manslaughter charge for health chief

Chicago - The chief of Michigan state's health department and four others were charged with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday over the Flint water contamination scandal, the most serious criminal offenses leveled so far.

French police make arrests over 1984 toddler murder

Dijon - French police investigating the killing of a four-year-old boy in 1984 arrested three of his relatives on Wednesday, raising hopes of a breakthrough in one of the country's most high-profile unsolved murder cases.

Romanian ex-leader Iliescu to stand trial over deadly 1990 protest crackdown

Bucharest - Former Romanian president Ion Iliescu and 13 other officials have been ordered to stand trial on charges of crimes against humanity in connection with the deadly crackdown on a Bucharest protest in 1990, the prosecutor's office said Tuesday.

Former Rio governor sentenced to 14 years for corruption

Rio De Janeiro - A former Rio de Janeiro governor who was a key figure in hosting Brazil's 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison for corruption.

German court convicts refugees who set fire to homeless man

Berlin - A German court Tuesday convicted six young Syrian and Libyan refugees who tried to set fire to a sleeping homeless man last Christmas in a crime that sparked public outrage.The main defendant, identified only as Nour N.

Nurse not guilty of manslaughter after shutting off life support

Barrie - An Ontario nurse was acquitted of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death after she took a woman off life support without the consent of a doctor. The woman’s husband testified he was pressured into consenting to have the life support removed

Polanski rape victim pleads with judge to close case

Los Angeles - An American woman raped by filmmaker Roman Polanski as a teenager four decades ago pleaded with a judge on Friday to end the case so she could move on with her life.

Norway mass killer Breivik changes his name, says lawyer

Oslo - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen, his lawyer said on Friday, the day after the country's Supreme Court rejected the neo-Nazi killer's case over "inhumane" prison conditions.
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